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Mississippi Board of Education
September 8, 2006
8:30 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of August 17-18, 2006

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda
 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Action Items
           (Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, September 7, 2006.)

04. Approval to create a Policy bueau and reassign an existing bureau director within the Office of Business and Support Services
(Office of Business and Support)

05. Approval of the beverage vending regulations for Mississippi schools to determine what and when products can be sold on the school campus
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

06. Approval of contract with Applied Training Corporation/Brenda J. Hankins to develop a one-day training session on Marketing Healthy Choices on the Customer Service Line for School Foodservice Managers and Administrators
(Office of Business and Support Services)

07. Approval of school transportation equipment bids
(Office of Business and Support Services)

09. Approval to continue in effect Board's Declaration of State of Emergency based on the findings that, pursuant to the continuing proclamation issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi, a state of emergency continues to exist as a result of Hurricane Katrina and that, pursuant to the provisions of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, federal funds have been allocated to address educational needs resulting from this disaster
(Office of Educational Accountability)

10. Approval to adopt policy for the Department of Education for the implementation of Administrative Procedures Rule pursuant to the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law
(Office of Educational Accountability)

11. Approval of awarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. (JMG)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

12. Approval of awarding the Talent Search Grant to Newton Municipal School District
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

13. [PULLED]

14. Approval to contract with Louisiana State University (LSU) to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

15. Approval to contract with Dr. Marilyn Friend to provide consultative services relative to the Mattie T Consent Decree
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

16. Approval to contract with Riverside Publishing to provide an efficient Mississippi assessment of preschool skills for children with disabilities
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

17. Approval of contract with Edvantia, Inc., for the purpose of developing test item specifications in math and reading/English/Language arts
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

18. Approval of contract modification with MetaMetrics, Inc., to develop progress-monitoring assessments in the area of reading for students in grades 3-8
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

19. Approval of contract modification with E and R Assessments to develop a science scale for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

20. Approval of report on action of the Commission on School Accreditation concerning the assignment of district accreditation statuses and school performance classifications
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

21. Approval of awarding discretionary subgrants for the Rural and Low-Income School Program (Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2)
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

22. Approval of awarding contracts to procure CPA firms to conduct monitoring of the Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students Grant and the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Grant
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

23. Approval of contract modification with Gulf Coast Education Initiative to continue to monitor and provide technical assistance to all nonpublic and private schools awarded Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations funds
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

24. Approval of awarding contracts to procure services or assistance for nonpublic and private schools participating in the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Grant
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

25. Approval of awarding grants for Hurricane Katrina Education Recovery Act through the Impact Aid for Displaced Students
(Office of Instructional Programs and Services)

26. Approval of reappointments to Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development and designation of Chair of Commission
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

27. Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the Mississippi School of the Arts and Brookhaven School District for 2006-2007 school year
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

28. Approval of granting an extension of State accreditation visits as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

29. Approval of contract with Day, Certified Public Accountant to serve as the financial advisor for the Jefferson Davis County School District for FY 2007 (Steve Williams)

30. Approval of submitting request to the Governor that the Governor lift the state of emergency declared pursuant to Section 37-18-7 in the North Bolivar School District (Steve Williams)

31. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Innovative Support (Ethel Cain Carson)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

32. Approval of appointment of Director of the Office of Federal Financial Management (Ethel Cain Carson)
(Office of Business and Support Services)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Ajay Mangal, Pascagoula High School

Prudential Spirit of Community Award Winner

Brandon High School, Northwest Rankin School
Gold Award of Educational Achievement Winners

VIII. State Board of Education

       01. Report on meetings attended
       02. Approval of attendance at meetings

IX. Other Business

X. Adjournment


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